Travel the world without leaving your chair.
The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world.
All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Slovakia.
Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.
Sometimes running away is the bravest option. Or, so believes Rosa, who ditches her husband and home and takes off on the road. Along the way, she encounters the owner of a puppet theater who’s on a mission to conquer the world with his performance of The Snow Queen. Which character from this old fairy tale will Rosa identify with? With Gerda, searching fruitlessly for her lost love? With Kai, who flees home and his beloved one day without a word? Or with the Snow Queen, who seems to stand aloof above it all? With magnetic, sparkling prose, Beňová delivers a lively mosaic that ruminates on hum... continue
Cuatro jóvenes amigos -dos parejas-, van a la deriva por la vida, con imprecisas aspiraciones artísticas e intelectuales que comparten en el Café Viena (que denominan "Café Hiena"). Elza, quien tiene el mayor protagonismo, se ha ido a vivir con Ian a Petrzalka, una barrio suburbano fuera de Bratislava; un mundo totalmente nuevo.
La novela está narrada en su mayor parte, a través de párrafos cortos, a veces fragmentarios sin seguir necesariamente un hilo conductor, lo cual refuerza esta sensación de vidas fuera del tiempo.
It is 1989. Across Central Europe, socalism is crumbling, and robber capitalism is being born. Rivers of Babylon tells this story of a Central Europe, where criminals, intellectuals and secret policemen have infiltrated a new democracy, through the eyes of Racz, sociopathic gangster and idiot of genius. Slovak readers acknowledge Peter Pist'anek as their most flamboyant and fearless writer, stripping the nation of its myths and false self-esteem.
Short satirical novel translated from Slovak about an autistic waste-paper collector who conforms to every authority or prejudice, regardless of the effect on those around him
*Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature. There is a liveliness and effervescence to Jana Benová’s prose that is magnetic. Whether addressing the loneliness of relationships or the effectiveness of rat poison, her voice and observations call to mind the verve and sophistication of Renata Adler or Jenny Offill, while remaining utterly singular. Seeing People Off follows Elza and Ian, a young couple living in a humongous apartment complex outside Bratislava where the walls play music and talk, and time is immaterial. Drawing on her memories, everyday interactions, observations of post-... continue